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War of Pain Dice and MiniatureCaseThe War of Pain Kickstarter Interview – With Cross Lances Studio

Cross Lances is back with their TENTH Kickstarter.  This one, The War of Pain, is based on 3 factions.  Paladins, Sylvan Elves, and Chaos Knights.  Each faction gets their own terrain and their own miniatures.  These pieces can be used for a multitude of games.  From RPGs to Wargames.  Scatter terrain, character miniatures, monster miniatures.  It’s all here in this Kickstarter.  This is an ambitious project and it shows.  He’s been adding more additional pieces as time goes on as well.  

  • What miniatures games/RPGs do you play that inspired this Kickstarter?
  • I’m a huge fan of confrontations, I literally grew up with that game! However my style is completely different, over time I have learned to create a style of my own, without being inspired by anyone.
  • How long have you owned a 3D Printer and been making miniatures and terrain?
  • I started this business in early 2016.
    I’m not sure but I think my Kickstarter: ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE: Your first 3D self printable boardgame, launched in February 2016 is one of the first (if not the first Kickstarter of this kind) I remember that many people gave me crazy or of avant-garde, I like to think I was a pioneer of this world.
  • What printers do you use to print terrain and miniatures?
  • I currently have two very cheap printers:
    A Kudo Bean and a Tevo Tornado.
    War of Pain - Chaos Knights 
  • What got you interested in modeling 3D miniatures for print? What was your first model?
  • Like all the boys I dreamed of creating my miniature game, my wargame.
    Obviously it had to be all in a confrontation style.
    In the end the game never saw the light, but I limited myself to creating miniatures.
    My first model? An Adventure Time Jake who drinks a cup of coffee, don’t ask me images, I have no idea where it ended up!
  • Do you have a favorite model you have created?
  • Yes the bust of Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) was brought into competition at Monte San Savino show with good success!
  • This is your tenth Kickstarter.  What have you learned that helps making these later ones more successful?
  • Ah, actually not much, I think there is much more to do in marketing. I am limiting myself to sculpting a lot for now.
     War of Pain - Paladins
  • What is your workflow for creating pieces for The War of Pain?
  • I have been working there for a long time, even though Crosslances was founded by other people, currently only one is active, sculpting, preparing rendering files and presentations is a quantity of work that I really can’t calculate.
  • What software do you use for your modeling?
  • z-brush
  • How did you come up with this idea?  It is not one coherent “vision”, but three different ones.  Do each of you design your own section?
  • As I previously said in reality at the moment behind all this work there is only one person.
    My idea was to create a small game with these three factions, but in the end the project remained halfway through various problems, and I decided to launch it without regulation.
    War of Pain - Sylvan Elves
  • I’ve noticed that you add new models very regularly as time goes on.  How do you choose when to add more?  (And for one, I love your dice tray/miniatures holder that is also terrain… I know what everyone in my gaming group is getting for Christmas).
  • As soon as I have a free minute I sculpt something for this project, trying to please the backers, I’d like to sculpt every proposal, but it’s obviously impossible.
    Oh yes the dice holder was a nice idea, the stl files are already all ready they will be sure in your hands before Christmas!
  • I know you have produced a number of miniatures and miniature based games in the past.  How has it been adding terrain to your offerings?
  • I think it’s a bit of a request that all my clients have, I think the offer wasn’t complete with only miniatures. So I decided to add the terrain too.

Now you know more about Cross Lances Studio and The War of Pain Kickstarter.  This is really an interesting Kickstarter and they have done some terrific sculpts for various games in the past.  This latest Kickstarter is up to their high standards and looks great.  Head over and check it out!